As the public prosecutor s office in Frankfurt confirmed to the German Press Agency (DPA), the authority viewed because of the suspicion of documents she has gotten from the sporting goods giant.
On Wednesday, investigators of the authority have visited the Adidas headquarters in the Franconian Herzogenaurach. It did not come to a search, the documents were published voluntarily, said the Frankfurt Nautstatatländin Nadja sneeze. Details about the procedure did not express them. According to a report of the Deutsche Dating, the suspicion of material donations through Adidas to the DFB between the years 2015 and 2020.
We can confirm that adidas is fully cooperated with the competent authorities in the context of a tax procedure, which is not pending against adidas themselves, but a third party, said the sporting goods manufacturer on request. Supporting measures for Adidas did not take place due to the commitment to fully support the investigation.
In January 2020, the DFB itself sent a message to the tax office
For the first time, in January 2021, evidence of irregularities in the taxation of material donations had become public. The DFB confirmed then that a precaution after informing the Bureau, a late registration based on a maximum analysis to the tax office. A newly introduced system for tax error prevention has showed a possible source of error, whereupon the DFB sent a communication to the competent tax office.
Thus, the DFB again gets into the visor of the tax rails. Only in October 2020, the tax assets paid a visit to the DFB. In the course of the investigations for a possible false taxation of the revenue from the birth advertising at home games of the national team in the years 2014 and 2015, the headquarters in the OUT spot tail as well as private homes was searched for several officials. In addition, the tax procedure was set against the current DFB interim president Trainer Koch until October of this year.